Who is involved in Rooted in Jesus?
|The Rooted in Jesus Team|
Rooted in Jesus was conceived in 2002 in conversation between Stanley Hotay of the Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro, now the bishop of that diocese, and Roger & Alison Morgan of the church of Holy Trinity, Leicester. Edited and directed by Alison Morgan, Rooted in Jesus was initially run and supported from within Holy Trinity with help from the Diocese of Leicester, which is linked with the Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro. In 2010 Rooted in Jesus was adopted as a project of ReSource, an Anglican charity based in Wells, Somerset, UK. Our patron is Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.
|The Revd Dr Alison Morgan is the International Director of Rooted in Jesus, and author of the various training materials which are used to introduce and support the programme. Alison has a PhD from Cambridge University and prior to her ordination in 1996 was a university lecturer. She worked for many years alongside her husband Roger in parish ministry, and has published various books and course materials. Best known for The Wild Gospel, her latest book is Following Jesus: The Plural of Disciple is Church.|
|The Rooted in Jesus UK Administrator is Kinga Gorak. Kinga joined the UK team in September 2015. Kinga has an MA in International Relations from Cracow University, and works four afternoons a week in the ReSource office in Wells. She is responsible for the day to day administration of Rooted in Jesus, and is the primary point of contact for enquiries.|
|Jonathan Rendall works primarily with Rooted in Jesus Junior, and provides a point of contact for Diocesan Coordinators. Formerly a head teacher and diocesan schools adviser, Jonathan was brought up in West Africa, spent a year working in Kenya, and has made numerous visits to Tanzania for head/teacher training and establishing school partnerships.|
|Rooted in Jesus prayer is coordinated by Clemency Fox. We know from both conviction and experience that prayer is the key to everything we do, and we take seriously our obligation to pray for Rooted in Jesus dioceses, leaders and conferences. We have a small team of intercessors who pray daily for the conferences as they take place, and we publish a regular prayer diary which is used more widely (to download it click the Prayer Diary tab in the left margin). Clemency is a committed and experienced intercessor, and we are grateful to her for the dedication she brings to this task.|
|Rooted in Jesus in Tanzania|
|Rooted in Jesus was first designed in partnership between Stanley Hotay, then Diocesan Missioner for the Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro, and Roger and Alison Morgan. Stanley is now Bishop of the Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro, and in January 2014 he became National Director for Rooted in Jesus in Tanzania. He is supported by two Regional Coordinators, Bishop James Almasi of Masasi and Canon Jacob Robert of Mara. Rooted in Jesus is supported in Tanzania by an Anglican Communion Fund grant.|
|The Rooted in Jesus Tanzania administrator is Catherine Mwega. Cate has a degree in accountancy and is a member of Christ Church cathedral in Arusha.|
|Rooted in Jesus in South Africa|
|In South Africa Rooted in Jesus is directed by Revd Trevor Pearce, Director of Growing the Church, working with Estelle Adams, the national coordinator, and Nicole Curtis, the RinJ Junior coordinator. Growing the Church is based in Cape Town.|
|Rooted in Jesus teams|
Rooted in Jesus is introduced and supported by a growing number of experienced team leaders, all of whom have a track record of fruitful ministry in their own contexts.
Rooted in Jesus teams also include experienced leaders from places where the course is in use:
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